Printed Canvas

This is a long blog! It has a lot more detail about what we used and how we put it together!

For a couple of weeks we have been working on this project. We already had everything but we will try and tell you where we got things.

Printed canvases are available at Hobby Lobby. This one was a gift to me from a friend. We were all going to get together and work them up in our own way. Then the pandemic hit. So I asked her if I could do mine up for a graduation gift for someone special!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is as we are trying to come up with an idea of what to do. We knew we wanted to make it pop off the canvas, (because I can’t really paint) but weren’t sure if it would work.

The first thing we did was use wax paper and trace the different parts of the skull. Then we cut those pieces out of the different papers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hardest thing to figure out was the horns. We thought we might be able to find some plastic toy ones but had no luck.  Then we thought maybe toilet paper rolls but that didn’t work either.  So then we decided to try and cut them out of a pool noodle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once those were painted they were the first things to attach. We were a little worried about not covering up all the printing but decided that it was ok and not noticeable. We used Weld Bond to attach them. 

The only thing we did buy were the feathers because we wanted brown ones.  But the rest of the things were all things we had in stock. The leaves were from a flower stem we had taken apart and used for something else, the white flowers were from Dollar Tree and we try to always have some in stock to use for filler. The burlap flowers and the large brown flowers were from too long ago to remember!

We wanted the large brown flower to have something in the center. We thought of seed beads and we happened to have lots of those in stock! So we mixed them with some glue and set the flower in a portion cup to start to dry and set.  We cut the portion cup down so that the flower could spread a little more are the top. We let that set overnight and the next morning took it out and flattened it out some. It was not dry all the way at that point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once all the components were ready we just started to assemble. We used hot glue to attach everything else. The paper pieces do have pop up dos on the back for their  height. Once the other things were down we needed the main flower to be a little higher so we added a small piece of floral foam for it to set on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then it was time for the words and dots. We used a frosted glass writer that made it more dimensional, It was a dark purple and we liked it, but the next morning it had dried to a black color. We think that it looks fine too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So there you have the finished product! We hope the recipient likes it!

 

 

P.S. We just got back from delivering it and she said she loved it!!!!!!!

 

Thanks for reading this very long blog!!!

Lu

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Old Sign, New Life $7

Someone gave me this sign a long time ago and it just doesn’t fit in y house anymore. It was just painted this green all over and then had the saying on the front.

So to update it a little we just sanded the edges and added a few flowers!

 

 

I think it will make a great addition to someone’s  family picture wall!

 

Great price at $7

 

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Lu

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More Birthday Cards

This month we had a couple of birthdays in our family. With the newest thing being the edge shaped cards we decided to try that.

Some of these cards only shape the front layer of the card but we liked both the front and the back of the card shaped.

There are two different ways to do them and we used one for each card. We used bears on both, guess that was the theme!

The first one we did as we have before with just the shape and cutting and moving things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second one we used the offset feature in Cricut Design Space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

They were both fun to do and I think they came out cute!   We will definitely be doing these more!!!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Lu

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New Shirt

Last year for Mother’s Day we made matching shirts for the girls and their girls. Well the smallest granddaughter out grew hers.  And we taught the second Cricut Class that teaches using iron on. So our project was a new giraffe shirt! We know she will outgrow this one as well! Good thing we know how to make it again and again!

Thanks for stopping by to see what we are up to!!!

Lu

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90th Birthday Card for a Co-worker’s Neighbor

This is Steve.  I like to make cards too.

Last year, I reached out to co-workers at work to send my father a birthday card.  I waited too long to ask.  It was his 99th birthday.  He received about 35 birthday cards.  Never in his life had he received so many birthday cards.

Last month a co-worker reached out for a neighbor who is turning 90 this upcoming weekend.  I wanted to try something new so I found a new design on the internet.

This is a simple cart.  It is a bi-fold card.  with a couple of layers on the front.

Laying flat it looks like this.

Here you see how the front is angled.

 

 

Thanks for coming to read our blog!!!

Steve

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Mother’s Day Cards

With Mother’s Day coming up we had the opportunity to make some cards for the mothers in our lives! 

We decided to go with a modified box card for them all, but think they all turned out unique!  We used either paper or silk flowers for them all. We usually put the inserts in the box at the top, middle and bottom.  This time we changed that and on the last one you  can see that the inserts actually stick up higher than the box edge!

This is where the inserts stick above the top of the box.

These didn’t fit in the normal envelope but we put them in a 6×9.

 

Let me show you and your friends how to make these fun box cards! Schedule your girls night out today!!!

 

Thanks for coming to read our blog!!!

Lu

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UpCycle

Have you had a week where you just can’t seem to get your table cleared off enough to do anything?  Well that has been this week for us!!  So as we were trying to come up with something for the blog we finished off a bottle of laundry soap.  As you probably know I am big on upcycling so I told Steve to save it. He is so sick of me saving every jar and container and toilet paper roll!!! lol lol lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So with just about 30 minutes to do something I decided to get this one ready to move to the for sale section! I think I will put something else on it when I get some other jars ready to go with it , so that the set will have a common decoration.  I just went into my designs and picked one I liked, sized it, cut it and applied it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will post again when we have the whole set done.

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Lu

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Birthday Cards

We have had a couple of birthdays in our family so today we are showing you the cards we made. One was for our granddaughter that likes sloths and the other was for our son-in-law.

 

Our granddaughter’s is a variation on the pull card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the son-in-laws is a variation of one I saw on the internet and our box card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s so fun to challenge yourself and come up with something unique to each person! Thanks to Steve for all his help in the designing process!

 

Thanks for reading our blog!!!

 

Lu

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Butterfly Card Kit

This fun kit is all about the butterflies! We have just 2 sets that are ready to be put together! It’s the perfect opportunity to have some girl time with your BFF! There are 8 cards with envelopes and all the goodies you need to make them! You can schedule a time to come to us and put them together or just get together at your house! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have 2 of these kits available. If we have the participation we will add more classes like this!

We can hold a class at our location for you to come and make up the kit.  Price is $16 plus tax.  You need to bring your own adhesives (tape runner, pop ups, glue dots, and liquid glue)

If you would would like me to make you up a set, the price will be $20 plus tax (additional shipping charges if you need it shipped)

 

Thanks for reading our blog!

Lu

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Odds and Ends

We all have odds and ends, 1 card base left from a set, one sticker left on a sheet or that too cool not to buy half sheet of paper! I know I have a lot more than then normal person!! LOL LOL LOL And I am always thinking about how to use them. They are always in the back of my mind.

 

So went to my favorite discount store to find enough of something for the upcoming kid’s class.  We found the things we needed and Steve said “okay are you ready?”  I said “yes”. He made it almost to the check out before he came back to find me!!! LOL He had to do that 2 more times! Why you may ask. Well I thought I saw something that would work with some of my odds and ends!!!

And here they are: one is a sticker and one is a rub on. I don’t usually use rub on things but it was too good to pass up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is what they helped get out of my stash!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rub on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Lu

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